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Gov. Perry Appoints Five to Texas Emissions Reduction Plan Advisory Board

Monday, December 01, 2008  •  Appointment

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry has appointed five members to the Texas Emissions Reductions Plan Advisory Board. The board advises the Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission on the state’s air emissions plans.

Scott J. Boxer of Frisco is president and COO of Service Experts and executive vice president of Lennox International Inc. He is a past member of the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute board of directors and past chairman of the executive committee of the North American Technician Excellence board of trustees.  Boxer received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Rhode Island. He replaces John B. Goodman of Houston for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2009.

Elizabeth Gunter of Austin is an attorney and senior counsel at American Electric Power.  She is a member of the Texas Bar Association.  Gunter received a bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University, a master’s degree in geosciences and a law degree from Texas Tech University. She is reappointed for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2009.

Kenneth A. Pelt of Sour Lake is Hardin County Commissioner.  He is chairman of the South East Texas Regional Review Committee and president of the Sour Lake Economic Development Corporation.  Pelt received a bachelor’s degree from Sam Houston State University.  He replaces Sandy Dasgupa of Lubbock for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2011.

Danny R. Perkins of Houston is a principal at ESC Polytech Consultants Inc.  He is chairman of the Greater Hobby Area Chamber of Commerce and Hobby Airport Area Management District.  Perkins received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in transportation planning, and management from Texas Southern University and a doctorate in civil engineering from Columbus University.  He replaces Naomi Lede of Huntsville for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2011.

Mark L. Rhea of Fort Worth is president of Lisa Motor Lines.  He is a member of the Texas Motor Transportation Company and Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce.  Rhea received a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in transportation from Texas A&M University.  He is reappointed for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2009.

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